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predominant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Predominant  \Pre*dom"i*nant\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  pr['e]dominant.  See 
  {Predominante}.] 
  Having  the  ascendency  over  others  superior  in  strength, 
  influence,  or  authority;  prevailing;  as  a  predominant  color; 
  predominant  excellence. 
 
  Those  help  .  .  .  were  predominant  in  the  king's  mind. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Foul  subordination  is  predominant.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Prevalent;  superior;  prevailing;  ascendant;  ruling; 
  reigning;  controlling;  overruling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  predominant 
  adj  1:  most  frequent  or  common;  "prevailing  winds"  [syn:  {prevailing}] 
  2:  having  superior  power  and  influence;  "the  predominant  mood 
  among  policy-makers  is  optimism"  [syn:  {overriding},  {paramount}, 
  {predominate},  {preponderant},  {preponderating}] 




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